Peugeot 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak 

  • built in France
  • 1988-1988
  • 600 HP 1.9L
  • 131 mph
The engineers with Peugeot used a carbon-kevlar version of the 405's body overtop of a completely new chassis that made of sheet steel and tubular steel.
It was based off the earlier 1987 Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes Peak which was too short for long, open hillclimbs.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Peugeot 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak

Top speed

405 T16 GR Pikes Peak
131 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Peugeot 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak

Number built

405 T16 GR Pikes Peak
1 car
300 cars


405 T16 GR Pikes Peak
600 HP
GT 86
197 HP
987 HP

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Peugeot 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak
After it's incredible debut at Pike Peak, Peugeot again returned and won the event outright in 1989 with driver Robby Unser.
The engine sat very low infront of the right rear wheel with the turbo charger on the opposite side.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Peugeot
Type of car Race car
Year 1988-1988
Number built 1 car


Drivetrain 4WD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears


Displacement 1,905 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7:1
Bore/stroke 3.3 in / 3.5 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 131 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 3.23 lb/hp
Maximum hp 600 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 542 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Weight distribution 63%/37%
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 2,250/? 500
Rear wheels 2,700/? 450

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,940 lb
Width 1 in
Length 167.3 in
Front track width 56.3 in
Wheelbase 113.7 in
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